Savory cheesecake appetizer

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Roasted; minced hazelnuts
6 tablespoons Butter or margarine; or a combination; at room temperature
3 packs (8-oz) cream cheese; at room temperature; cut into 1/2-inch pieces
6 \N Eggs
1 pint Sour cream
⅓ cup Sifted all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Orange juice
3 tablespoons Grated orange zest
1 cup Minced green onions
1½ cup Flaked smoked trout
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon White horseradish
¼ teaspoon White pepper



Crust: Blend 1-½ cups of the hazelnuts in butter. Pat into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Filling: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cheese in large bowl of electric mixer. Add 1 egg at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in sour cream, flour, juice and orange zest. Blend mixture until smooth.

Mix in onions, smoked lake trout, salt, horseradish and pepper. Pour cheese mixture into crust. Bake 1 hour. Turn off heat, leave cheesecake in oven another hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup of hazelnuts over top of cake. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Remove cake from pan. Cut into thin slices and serve. Makes 10-12 servings.



From a collection of my mother's (Judy Hosey) recipe box which contained lots of her favorite recipes, clippings, etc. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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